Overall Ranking: 95/100
Price: Free for Starting Membership
Owners: Kyle and Carson
The price for the yearly membership has increased from $359 to $459. The monthly membership price still remains the same at $49.
What is Wealthy Affiliate? It’s a site that has been created to teach people how to build a viable online business through affiliate marketing or even creating your own products to promote. Now you might be asking yourself, “Hey, wait just a minute! MANY supposed sites and scams say the samething about wanting to teach people how to build an online business! What makes this so different and how is this not a scam?!”
First of all, you should always question the legitimacy of any site or program that says you can make money. Like the question above that many have asked, how is this not a scam and different from anything else? First of all look at a lot of the scams out there. What do they promise and almost always fail to deliver on?
They promise that you can make money quick. Just sign up, pay whatever fee they charge, follow the supposed easy instructions and in an hour or less or maybe a day or two or in a week, you’ll be raking in thousands upon thousands of dollars and you’ll be living the dream that all those scams promise in a short amount of time.
Wealthy Affiliate DOES NOT make ANY of those kinds of false and empty promises. They do say you can make money online, but in no way shape or form do they promise you that you’ll be making tons of money in a short amount of time. It takes WORK and TIME to make money and the online world is no different in that regard and that is one thing that Wealthy Affiliate teaches. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of Wealthy Affiliate.
- First 10 Lessons are completely free when you first sign up
- You get to create 1 free website with whatever theme you choose in seconds
- Hundreds of thousands of members in the community who can help you with anything you need
- Access to updated training
- Lots of video tutorials as well as classrooms
- Secure and quick domain hosting
- Contact the founders of Wealthy Affiliate at anytime and get responses
- So much information to learn about it can get overwhelming
WHO IT IS FOR
What is Wealthy Affiliate for or who is it for? It is for anyone who wants to get away from the typical day (or night) job and do something different to where they can have the freedom to enjoy the things in life they’ve always wanted to. It’s also for anyone who has a passion and wants to help people or maybe even as another source of income to complement their current job.
Whatever the reason is, anyone can join and learn to create a website and a viable online business that can always be scaled up (as in growing with great income potential). Maybe your passion is electric guitars and you know the best ones out there and ones to avoid and you want to share that with people or maybe even create online videos on how to use an electric guitar.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to do that and more with whatever your passion is and that is the beauty of it. They know what methods work the best and they want each and every member to succeed, but one thing they will tell you is that even with all the tools and resources available here, it is up to YOU of whether you will be successful or not and use the tools and training they provide. Let’s take a closer look at the training and tools they do provide.
Tutorials and Video Training Lessons – As I mentioned earlier, you get access to 10 free lessons once you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate which include videos in those lessons and tasks which make it easy to follow along and complete. Now there are definitely more lessons than those ten, but they will get the foundation started and setup for your online business and get an understanding of what affiliate marketing is.
JAAXY Keyword Tool (2018) – Wealthy Affiliate has replaced its original keyword tool with that of the JAAXY keyword tool and you can use it to research and find keywords that will help rank your content from your website on search engines such as Google and Bing. The Lessons go into much more detail on what keywords are and how to use them effectively. The fact that Wealthy Affiliate provides a pretty good one just makes it even better.
Classrooms – There are a lot of things to learn at Wealthy Affiliate and a lot of those things are broken down into classrooms with different topics such as search engine optimization, email marketing, website development and more. All you do is click on one of the classrooms you’re interested in learning more about and it will take you to a page that has tutorials, questions and answers about that specific topic and more.
Affiliate Programs (2019) – This is something new that’s been added to Wealthy Affiliate recently. While you are taught to use affiliate programs in the training, you would usually have to go out on your own to find them though they teach you exactly how to do that. Well now they have a list of affiliate programs in a special section that can even be broken down through certain categories. This will certainly be helpful for those wanting to find affiliate programs with a pretty good commission percentage payout. I’ve given it a look through already and I’m impressed with what they have.
Live Video Classes – Each week there is a live video training that you can tune into on a wide range of topics to help you with making your online business successful. Not to worry if you miss a live video class, it is usually posted the next day so you can view it at anytime.
There’s many more tools and things provided at Wealthy Affiliate that I haven’t listed here, but are well worth checking out if you decide to join. Did I mention there is website and domain hosting at Wealthy Affiliate? There is no need to host a domain at another place such as godaddy or ipage and point your domain/website to Wealthy Affiliate, it is now offered here and that is something new that they’ve added this year.
The support and help here at Wealthy Affiliate is the best I’ve ever seen of pretty much anyplace on the internet. There is a live chat that is always going, you can ask any question you have and it will be answered by any one of the hundreds of thousands of members, and you can contact the founders of Wealthy Affiliate with any other concerns you have.
What about any issues with websites and hosting? There is great support with that too and you can submit a ticket to support with any issue you might be having with your website. I know earlier this year I was tinkering around with things on my website and I broke it so to speak as it kept coming up with a 404 error. I was able to contact them and send them a ticket and in no time they had that issue resolved and soon my website was back up and running (also thanks to backups).
As I mentioned earlier, the starter membership is completely free, $0. You’ll have FULL access to everything in WA for a limited time and once that time is up, you’ll still have access to the first 10 lessons and 1 free website that you can create. You will not be asked to put in a credit card unless you want to move up to Wealthy Affiliate premium.
Wealthy Affiliate premium is $49 a month or a yearly option of $459. It is more than worth joining the premium aspect as you’ll always have full access to everything inside WA which includes ALL the lessons, chat, live video training, keyword tool, up to 50 websites that can be created and hosted at WA, and much more.
The fact that you get to see everything that WA has to offer when you first sign up will definitely help you decide whether it’s worth joining premium or not.
FINAL OPINION AND SPECIAL BONUSES!
I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for over 4 years now and have been a premium member for just about that length of time. What I won’t tell you is that I’m making hundreds of thousands of dollars daily or monthly and living the dream because that is not true, but what I CAN tell you is that even though it took me some time, I am EARNING some money now that will continue to grow and eventually reach the point or exceed what I am currently making from my traditional day job.
There are members however who have made enough money to quit the jobs they had before and have reached the financial goals that they set for themselves when they first started. They will tell you it took time, it took persistence, they were willing to learn, and they asked for help when they needed it and trust me, they got that help. What’s so nice about Wealthy Affiliate is that you have different options as soon as you join as to which kind of Affiliate Marketing business you want to create.
It will cost you absolutely $0 to join Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter Membership and you’re not required to put in a credit card for your Starting Membership. Once you join Wealthy Affiliate you will be contacted by the co-owner within the first day of signing up and you will also get a message from me personally as well. Just make sure that you set up your account as it is easy to do and you’ll get a walk-through on how to do that once you join.
How To Claim Your Bonuses
Once you join Wealthy Affiliate with your FREE Starter Membership, you will be offered 2 bonuses if you do decide to become a PREMIUM member within the first 7 days which includes a 59% discount the first month. After you create your account in Wealthy Affiliate, I will personally contact you about starting out at WA and how to claim your special bonuses from me. Trust me, these bonuses will help you out tremendously especially when becoming a Premium member.
You can start the Online Entrepreneur Certification which teaches you exactly what to do in order to build an online business with a niche that you’re passionate about or you can go through the Affiliate Bootcamp where you can build a website centered around promoting WA and other programs centered around the make money niche. Now there’s nothing wrong with either one that you choose, but in my honest opinion, I would go through the Online Entrepreneur Certification course first because you want to get a website that at least will start you earning a little bit of money so that way if you ever decide to promote Wealthy Affiliate later on down the line, you’ll have some experience under your belt and you’ll have seen that the training and everything else that’s taught here works. It’ll give you more credibility when it comes to promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the real deal. They have been around for 11 years now and continue to get better each year and add new things to help ensure everyone is successful that wants to be and works hard at it. You will definitely get help with anything you need there and I will help you as much as I can as well. Again the price is free to start and you get to see what all is inside Wealthy Affiliate. If you’re ready for a change in your life and no longer want to be constrained to the pressures of a traditional job, Join Today!